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On the Sense of Effort

  • W. Burridge (a1)

When the relations between self and environment are considered, a duality is found; the attention of the observer can either be consciously directed to objects, or objects can attract conscious attention. Thus, a gun fired unexpectedly in one's immediate neighbourhood would probably attract one's attention, whereas a row of runners lined up for the race are all “attention” in readiness for the sound of the gun. This duality I shall attempt to put in terms of my fundamental equation H + L = T.

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1 Burridge, , Journ. Ment. Sci., 1929, lxxv, p. 201.
2 Idem , ibid., 1929, lxxv, p. 395.
3 Idem , Quart. Journ. Exp. Physiol., 1928, xviii, p. 315.
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On the Sense of Effort

  • W. Burridge (a1)
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